***For a fun April Fools idea, scroll to bottom of post***
This is for you moms! Okay, I have to say that my house is far from perfect, but I really do give it a good effort! Living with my awesome, yet cleanliness-challenged family of 7 in very cozy living quarters can quickly take it's toll on you. If I don't get a little help from everyone, it doesn't take long before my house completely over-runs me! This system may not be for everyone. I've found that I have to have 2 or 3 different job systems to rotate between... ya know, to keep it fresh & exciting.
This is one of them that my kids have loved:
THE JOB POCKETS
Here's how to make them:
|You'll need a 12x12 piece of card stock, and a regular 8.5x11|
sheet of paper to print the pocket on. So, print your page...
|If you want a printable version of this, just email me @|
|Laminate both sheets. Packing tape or transparent contact|
paper works perfectly, too. After you've trimmed them,
tape the bottom of the pocket in place.
|Use a small hole punch in each of the 5 corners.|
|Secure them in place with brads.|
|Cut & place sticky-back Velcro on the top of your pocket.|
|Trim to 3 3/8" x 8 1/2", laminate, and place the other side of|
the sticky-back Velcro on the back. Don't mind the ugly
backs to these! I'm re-using old pages. Haha! Yeah, I guess
I'm pretty thrifty. Hey, but I'm also keepin' it green!
|This is what it looks like when you're done! Once they've|
completed their job, they stick it in the pocket & proudly
display their star!
***Wait, I have to show you what I did last year for April Fool's Day (seriously one of my FAVORITE holidays)! I gave them each silly jobs. I obviously did it as a joke, but they actually ended up doing some of them! It was hilarious!
|Last year, I gave|
each kid 3 EASY
jobs a day. I kept
all the pockets
together in one
column. I also
made an extra
pocket to store
the extra jobs in.
Pay the bills, Drive the kids to the park, Mow the lawn using scissors, Wash your clothes by hand, Sweep the driveway with a toothbrush, Jump on the trampoline without stopping for 20 minutes, Touch your nose with your tongue, Tickle Elmo, Count your toes, Sing an opera song--mom's choice, Bark like a dog 10 times, Smell your baby sister's diaper bum, and more. They got a kick out of them!
GOOD LUCK! I hope this works for you!
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